Dunamenti Power Station: Hungary

Tractebel Envineering NV
Industrial Dismantling and Decommissioning
June 2013

Brown and Mason carried out the removal of asbestos and ceramic fibres from 7 boiler units followed by their dismantling and subsequent demolition at Dunamenti power station.

The boiler units were built in the 1960s and had been out of service for several years.

  • Asbestos: notification of the NLI Central Hungarian Labour Safety Inspectorate. Asbestos Removal included: 7,500te of Contaminated Refractory (Chrysotile and Amosite) and 700te of Asbetos Insulation / Asbestos contaminated MMMF (Chrysotile and Amosite).  Air monitoring for asbestos fibre concentration was carried out by accredited independent laboratory.
  • We were able to take on local Hungarian staff and train them up to our safety standards (Demolition Operative Safety Awareness (DOSA) and Asbestos Awareness as a minimum).
  • The project language was English, however both translators and interpreters were employed on site for day-to-day communication needs.
  • Site setup included installation of a significant number of site cabins and mobile office units to house a significant number of Hungarian administration staff.
  • 3 Containers were joined together to form the decontamination unit – to be used throughout the asbestos-stripping procedures.

Having carried out a number of large projects in Northern Ireland, Brown and Mason are used to the logistical procedures involved in moving equipment around overseas.  A lorry comes to Budapest from the main depot in Kent once a week to meet any equipment or supply needs.  There is motorway all the way through Europe up to the plant gates, so supplying the plant/transport for workers is not an issue.

Any equipment or supplies that cannot be sourced locally is loaded on the lorry coming from the UK.